Top 10 Best Arcata Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 3,046 students in Arcata, CA (there are 3 private schools, serving 182 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Arcata, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Arcata, CA are Union Street Charter, Northcoast Preparatory And Performing Arts Academy and Arcata High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Arcata, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Arcata have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Arcata, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Union Street Charter
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
470 Union St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-4845
Grades: K-5
| 99 students
Rank: #22.
Northcoast Preparatory And Performing Arts Academy
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1761 11th St.
Arcata, CA 95518
(707) 822-0861
Grades: 6-12
| 163 students
Rank: #33.
Arcata High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1720 M St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 825-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,006 students
Rank: #44.
Six Rivers Charter High School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1720 M St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 825-2428
Grades: 9-12
| 114 students
Rank: #55.
Pacific Coast High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1720 M St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-2443
Grades: 9-12
| 47 students
Rank: #66.
Coastal Grove Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1897 S St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 825-8804
Grades: K-8
| 234 students
Rank: #77.
Sunny Brae Middle School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1430 Buttermilk Ln.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-5988
Grades: 6-8
| 209 students
Rank: #88.
Pacific Union Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3001 Janes Rd.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-4619
Grades: K-8
| 526 students
Rank: #99.
Laurel Tree Charter
Charter School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4555 Valley W. Blvd.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-5626
Grades: K-12
| 175 students
Rank: #1010.
Arcata Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Baldwin St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-4858
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: n/an/a
Fuente Nueva Charter
Charter School
1730 Janes Rd.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-3348
Grades: K-5
| 144 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mad River High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
1300 Murray Rd.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 839-6480
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
Rank: n/an/a
Trillium Charter
Charter School
Reading: ≥50%
1464 Spear Ave.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-4721
Grades: K-5
| 41 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Arcata, California

Arcata, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1897 S St.
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 826-0134
Grades: K-6
| 230 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Arcata, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Arcata, CA include Union Street Charter, Northcoast Preparatory And Performing Arts Academy and Arcata High School.
How many public schools are located in Arcata, CA?
13 public schools are located in Arcata, CA.
What percentage of students in Arcata, CA go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Arcata, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Arcata, CA?
Arcata, CA public schools minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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